Exit 4 American Trippel | Flying Fish Brewing Company

Exit 4 American TrippelExit 4 American Trippel
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Exit 4 American TrippelExit 4 American Trippel

Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This inspired Belgian-style Trippel has a hazy golden hue and the aroma of citrus with hints of banana and clove. Predominant Belgian malt flavors give way to a subdued bitterness in the finish.

Added by Foxman on 03-10-2009

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In terms of this being an "American Tripel," I would say that this is even more of a hybrid than the label advertises. It's definitely an American-Belgian in that the brewers used a Belgian yeast strain and hopped the wort more heavily than a continental brewer would have. But there's a slight sourness to the beer here that I don't normally come to expect with tripels. The sweetness is downplayed (though you can taste golden malts and honey), so what you end up getting--in my opinion--is an Americanized saison. Further supporting this argument is that the beer is not as heavily carbonated as I expect tripels to be. I'm not getting the champagney mouthfeel that I've come to expect from Belgian tripels. In terms of the beer's "aim," I would definitely say that this is a more refreshing bee than it is a sipper. Alcohol presence is low, which is nice, as the fruitier qualities and the dryness are permitted to take the reigns. This beer reminds me quite a bit of the 2008 Stone Vertical Epic. Despite my semantic nit-picking, I really enjoyed it.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the OBF yesterday. Seems a bit odd that I ended up going all the way to Portland to try this beer.

Exit 4 pours a solid gold color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is impressive, showing honey, white pepper, orange citrus and vanilla. Flavors replicate the nose pretty closely, though I found there to be considerably more bitterness in the finish based on what I smelled. The hoppy bitterness counters and balances the moderate sweetness in this beer quite well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fairly long, sweet and bitter finish. Drinkability is pretty good with the alcohol well integrated into the flavor profile and not at all obtrusive. Was really surprised to learn the abv. was 9.7%.

A nice beer and one of the hilights of the OBF for me.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Looks like most light beers, smells like the real deal and will knock you down like a left hook from Joe Frazier or make you try to sing like Frank Sinatra if he still lived in Hoboken, Toxic State. For the price that I got it in Ca. it was worth every oz. Jersey ain't known for it's clean water so this is a the best option for drinking beer in NJ.. Have a few before you take that canoe trip down the awesome Delaware river, hope you can swim good though.

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Exit 4 American Trippel from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 69.2% out of 100 with 727 ratings
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